The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.
Looking for an editor or proofreader?
The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for around 600 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.
Conference booking now open
Join us at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, from 16 to 18 September for the SfEP conference and AGM. The conference is an opportunity to explore new skills and ideas while networking and socialising with editorial colleagues.
Speakers include the journalist and author Oliver Kamm and the linguist Lynne Murphy.
Our new three-level proofreading course will get your career off to a solid start, teaching you the core knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully work as a proofreader in the publishing industry and beyond. Take the levels individually, or work your way through all three. Upgrade points awarded on completion.
P1: Introduction | P2: Headway | P3: Progress
Enter our competition for the chance to WIN a free place!
Find out about editing and proofreading
If you wonder 'what do proofreaders and editors do?', or 'could I become a proofreader or copy editor?', the answers are probably 'more than you think' and 'perhaps, but it’s hard work'. Let us tell you more.
See our range of guides
Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.